Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party has been certified double platinum for sales of over two million units just 10 months after its release date. The album is 2011’s best selling country album and has produced three No. 1 hits, each of which has also been certified platinum for digital downloads. His most most recent No. 1 single, “Dirt Road Anthem,” reached double platinum status.
“It’s always been a big dream of mine to have Platinum albums, but this Double Platinum thing snuck up on me,” Jason said. “It is beyond anything I could have dreamed or expected. It takes a whole lot of people to make it happen… from songwriters to the label to radio to my band and road crew. I just can’t tell you how thankful I am, and also how much respect I have for all the hard work that went into this project.”
Jason is nominated for five CMA Awards including nods in the Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year categories. He is also up for Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year. Jason sees the nominations as validation that his hard work is paying off.
“I’ve been working my tail off out on the road for years building my career, and up until last week, it sorta felt like if you hadn’t been to one of the shows, maybe you didn’t know what was happening,” Jason said. “It feels like I’ve finally been invited to the party, and it feels incredible to have your friends and peers pat you on the back and recognize the work that’s gone into the last year.”